As a child, I was also like many other children in terms of communicating:shy, fearful and lack confidence to speak in front of a large gathering. I was too shy to express myself even though I had a very strong point of view to share and express. As a child of 10 years, I didn't have had the courage to go forward and share my thoughts infront of 50 to 100 students in our School, it was because of my shyness. I got a chance to speak but my shyness always stopped me and pulled me back to go ahead and express my self till I finished my fourth standard. I used to participate and practice a lot in the cultural programmes with in the small team, but when the moment comes to perform on the stage, I was nervous, shivering and with profuse sweating all over, and used to suffer with fever.
|One of the School Radio workshops held in ZPHS, Chinadoddigallu, Visakhapatnam |
I lost many of my opportunities and chances. My father choose to serve under privileged and hence he choose to serve as a medical officer at Srisailam Project, Srisailam, then we moved from Hyderabad city to Tribal area Srisailam. I was joined in a government primary school in fifth standard. In the middle of the session, I was I was made my class leader by our teacher because of my communication skills, leadership qualities and discipline and my learning. But, shyness still remained till I passed my seventh standard. No one encouraged me beyond some point. Slowly, I made up my mind to speak up when I was invited or picked up by a teacher or Head Master in front of the assembly: to read news, to lead school prayers, or pledge. I was quite active in sports and games and gather friends and motivate them to play. I was a champion in Ring Tennis but, that shyness to speak infornt of large gathering never vanished. Once I decided to over come that phase, I determined myself to perform my best 'come what may'! Then, I over come that fear of public speaking, fear of communicating, sharing and learning. I got courage, confidence and shed my fear. After that, nothing stopped my curiosity and learning. That element and experience always remained in me in as a backlog. Then on wards, I was the first in my class to speak, sing and
participate in debates, discussions and essay writing competitions and
that streak continued in me and leading me till today to listen, to speak, to learn, and
to share. Till intermediate, my shivering continued even though I was confident. After that, I never bothered about my shivering and just went ahead upto the dais and speak and performed on stage. Even though, we were working with children and youth for the past two decades, only in 2015, we have developed our idea into a venture and initiated School Radio in the year 2015 on 13 February-World Radio Day. We believe that, each and every child is unique. At School Radio, we give opportunity to each child to explore, know their potential, understand their interests, shed fear, and build their confidence. Once they shed fear, they definitely excel in their chosen field, studies and co-curricular activities. Whatever children and youth learn on School Radio we make them to apply the knowledge in their life. Application of knowledge makes children creative, leaders, decision makers and responsible citizen. Believe in your child. They become successful in their life. If you believe us and your child's capacities- encourage them to participate in School Radio workshops. Currently, we announced Earth Day Workshop on 14 April, 2021. Please visit to register www.schoolradio.in